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CookieCatzCookieCatzhace 5 añosDiary
So recently I purchased this little angel ITEM #151398 from BigBadToystore(More than likely wont use them often, they're a little pricey.). I was excited that they still had her in stock and at a decent price plus it's a early Birthday gift for myself. This is my first time receiving an order from them. After realizing their U.S. based I was a little excited because my package will come here quicker then most of my other orders, but then I realized I only selected one of their shipping methods: UPS Ground. After payment was processed and I realized that, I'm almost sure I had a stroke. Why you ask? I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same but when I hear the words/terms "UPS" "UPS Man" I get the chills and panic about my package being man handled like trash.
(Accurate representation of how I think my package is being handled.)
http://media.tumblr.com/3829d6931a9f57292b65a7f6ccd93f1b/tumblr_inline_mwq8nyyBa71s2drpf.gif


And why is that? Anytime I've had a UPS man deliver a package in the past it was a huge chunk of man meat, stomping towards my door and spurting out my name as if he was calling me for some sort of military protocol. I'm more than likely worrying too much but I've never had UPS handle any of my figures. I know that anywhere could handle your packages like crap but these meaty men have me worried.



Ever had a bad experience with UPS? Or with your postmaster at all? Where your package was destroyed on arrival?


And what shipping method do you usually prefer to use?
(Since I barely order local(unless it's my private seller) I usually order overseas and always use Airmail or EMS.)
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Sometimes it isn't just shipping, it was how badly it was packed. That is my issue. I have an ongoing claim from January.
hace 5 años
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shinhawk (hace 5 años) #2093700I'm a UPS employee. If packages get damaged, it usually happens during sorting and not the driver's fault. Most drivers I know dread delivering packages with exterior damage since most people always blame the messenger.

That's a major relief!! Also interesting to meet a collector who works on mail.
hace 5 años
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ponnie (hace 5 años) #2093467You have it all wrong in the poll. EMS/Air/SAL are Japanese types of international delivery. These are all standard types that are handled by national carrier (or biggest carrier on the market) when they arrive in your country. This means, for example, that Russian Post will handle this types of packages for me anyway disregarding the type. They do have different handling times for each, though. I guess, in you case it will be USPS that handles these - I'm not sure who handles EMS in US because this is an international delivery chain, but they usually choose the biggest carrier in the country for that.
However, I must admit that the longest shipping times I get when I order something from US via USPS - and I always get beaten boxes.





I noticed I made my poll a little confusing but I meant for ordering in general , international and national. Whether you use eBay and buy local or just do all your purchases as preorders. I mentioned it towards the bottom of my blog. When I buy from eBay on a rare occasion I'll usually look and prefer to have my item shipped Priority Mail USPS . When I do preorders thru Amiami I'll always use airmail or EMS and then hen entering the U.S. It gets picked up by our carrier. So I should of done a different pole, maybe aimed towards when it comes to shopping for figures in the U.S. Sorry about that but thanks for pointing it out. Should of been worded properly . ^_^.
hace 5 años
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I'm a UPS employee. If packages get damaged, it usually happens during sorting and not the driver's fault. Most drivers I know dread delivering packages with exterior damage since most people always blame the messenger.
hace 5 años
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ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
You have it all wrong in the poll. EMS/Air/SAL are Japanese types of international delivery. These are all standard types that are handled by national carrier (or biggest carrier on the market) when they arrive in your country. This means, for example, that Russian Post will handle this types of packages for me anyway disregarding the type. They do have different handling times for each, though. I guess, in you case it will be USPS that handles these - I'm not sure who handles EMS in US because this is an international delivery chain, but they usually choose the biggest carrier in the country for that.

However, I must admit that the longest shipping times I get when I order something from US via USPS - and I always get beaten boxes.
hace 5 años
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My local UPS guy is great and is a regular customer at my job so we're somewhat friendly. We never receive damaged or manhandled shipments from them, but we could also just be lucky, because I know that the delivery driver isn't the only person who handles the packages before they get here.

However, by far, I've had the most issues with my local USPS guy being a lazy sod and not bothering to knock on my door so I can sign for packages arriving from overseas. I've started using DHL instead of EMS because I'm sick of making unnecessary trips to the post office. The DHL guy is always friendly and always comes to my door to see if someone is home.
hace 5 años
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I have not had much issues with the UPS. I actually used to be a UPS loader. First and foremost I no longer work for them or endorse them. It was a temporary job I took a while back. Warehouse work pretty much. What they taught us besides safety was that a lot of customers depend on the company. We had to make sure the packages we put were on right truck. This is pretty much the reason why packages may not arrive on time other than being lost or stolen. Our other job was to make sure to report any broken packages to our supervisors. Most packages that arrived to the warehouse arrive by truck. These trucks also carried cargo containers from airplanes. Plenty of packages, plenty of chances to get damaged along the way. Now regarding the UPS delivery that is another case. That delivery man should have handled your package better. Some drivers have over 300 stops to make in a day so I guess he was probably rushing. Either way he needs to do a better job about it.
hace 5 años
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For international packages, EMS all the way. For local packages, I prefer Fedex though I do like USPS priority.
hace 5 años
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I actually prefer UPS.

I can pick them up at the local pick up center, lady always remembers who I am, and always has the package ready for me as soon as she sees me walk in the door.

USPS/FedEX are always pretty incompetent - especially FedEX.
hace 5 años
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unless they drive it over with a car, it's just standard handling.
hace 5 años
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